Esk Buttress (Dow Crag)

Eskdale & Duddon

One of the most impressive blocks of rock in the Lake District with a fantastic sunny aspect in the remote and beautiful upper Eskdale valley. Wonderful rock, fantastic wall climbing and routes up to 120m long makes the long trek in well worth it. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Igneous
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 55
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY222064

Parking and Approach

1h45min plus (!) approach from either Brotherilkeld or (more convenient for those travelling from the south Lakes) Cockley Beck.
Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

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